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post #37 of Old 08-22-2012
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Re: Running Aground West coast vs East coast

Sailing small boats in Morro Bay, I doubt that there's an inch of mud that I haven't hit. In this boat, I used to freak out if we had less than 20 feet.
We've gone aground once, in San Diego Bay leaving Gloretta Bay. I thought I was in the channel because I was. I heard/felt a groan and I quickly looked at the depth sounder and it said 6 feet and we draw 5.5. We slowed to about half our speed and then we were free again. I had just been on the internet a half hour before looking at a picture of a boat aground about 200 feet away from the spot that I hit.

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